Accession Number : ADA317622

Title :   A Target Selection Tool for NETWORK INTERDICTION. 64th MORS Symposium Working Group 1,

Corporate Author : STRATEGIC COMMAND OFFUTT AFB NE

Personal Author(s) : Whiteman, Philip S.

PDF Url : ADA317622

Report Date : 11 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : In an era of aggressive strategic force reductions it has become increasingly important to plan available weapons in the most effective manner possible. A Network Interdiction Tool has been developed with commercial and DoD software to utilize integer programming optimization techniques to determine an optimal interdiction strategy for systems which have a network architecture. Other analytical tools have been integrated with the optimization routine to provide quantitative comparisons of targeting strategies under varying assumptions and objectives. Due to inherent limitations of any model, it is paramount that the reasoning power of the expert operational planner (or 'strategist') be maintained 'in the loop.' This has been achieved by the development of a robust graphical user interface.

Descriptors :   *INTERDICTION, *INTEGER PROGRAMMING, *WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, *TARGETING, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SYMPOSIA, OPTIMIZATION, STRATEGY, TOOLS, INTERFACES, REASONING, REDUCTION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, GRAPHICS, USER NEEDS, POWER, STRATEGIC WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE